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14 Dec 2011

Cabaret Cinema, Fridays at the Rubin Museum of Art

New York City is full of big name art institutions – the Met, MoMA, the Guggenheim – but, it pays (or saves) to check out smaller gems like the Rubin Museum. Dedicated to historical and contemporary Himalayan and Buddhist art, the Rubin is a nice little retreat from the fast

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12 Dec 2011

Share Your Story at The Moth StorySLAM at Housing Works on Tuesday

If your idea of a fun night is standing on stage while people judge you, then head to The Moth StorySLAM at Housing Works on Tuesday night. StorySLAM is like a poetry slam without all the verses, just plain old funny, tragic, ironic human stories. Here’s how it works: Anyone

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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05 Dec 2011

“Reyka Presents: Iceland Wants to Buy You a Drink” Open Bar Tonight

Open bars are the adult equivalent of being a kid in a candy store -albeit a boozy, occasionally overcrowded candy store. But, after you maneuver your way through the fray, and finally get your hands on an ice-cold free drink (maybe two if you double-fist it to optimize the open

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02 Dec 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: Amy LaVere Tonight at Joe’s Pub

Armed with a standing bass and a voice that swings easily from a raspy blues purr, to a clear, dulcet alto, Amy LaVere commands the stage. Amy brings a range of experiences – moving around the country as a “General Motors brat,” roles in Black Snake Moon and Walk the

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30 Nov 2011

Smart Wine-Shopping at Harlem Vintage

Tis the season of endless parties – it’s not even Decemeber, yet, and I already have three holiday celebrations, two birthday parties, and one housewarming to attend – and it’s expected that I bring some refreshments to all of them. I keep my busy, booze-filled schedule affordable by going to

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28 Nov 2011

FREE Stenciling and Drinks for Stencil 201 Book Launch Tonight!

If you engaged in any of these Black Friday alternatives, then you know that there are better ways to check off names on your holiday gift-giving list than fighting over the last sweater with a 20% markdown. Coming up with gifts for others, or a nice treat for yourself, can

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23 Nov 2011

See “The Beatles: Hidden Gallery” at Carnegie Hall for FREE!

You can make your way to Carnegie Hall, and you don’t even have to have any talent (or pay to see the talent) to get in! For the next four Saturdays, the 30 recently-discovered photos of the “Fab Four” will be on display in Zankel Hall at Carnegie. The exhibit,

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21 Nov 2011

Dance It Out at Toca Tuesdays at Sutra

I’m always looking for ways to work out some energy by hitting the dance floor without paying the price of my first-born child for a drink, and sometimes just dancing around my living room is not enough. So, when I feel the need to get down to some old school

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